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Supreme Court To Weigh Patentability Of Human Genes

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

* Oral arguments begin Monday in Myriad Genetics patent suit * Legal issues center on whether genes are products of nature * Critics say patents...

Court To Decide If Companies Can Patent WHAT?

AP | By JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 02.01.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape medical ...

Gene Patent Trial Begins: Biotech Researchers Sued Over Ownership Of Gene Discoveries

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — A judge on Tuesday weighed whether a lawsuit should proceed that seeks to invalidate a company's patents on two genes linked to an in...

Humans Are All Mutants

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Each of us has at least 100 new mutations in our DNA, according to research published in the journal Current Biology....